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    Default Sentence coorection

    He conveyed me a message.

    He conveyed a message to me.

    Can I write above sentences in both ways?

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    Default Re: Sentence coorection

    A better title would have been
    He conveyed me a message, as that is the sentence you want us to correct.

    'He conveyed a message to me' is grammatically correct but ambiguous. Did he send you a message on his own behalf or pass it on from somebody else?

    Why do you want to use convey when it obscures the meaning?

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    Default Re: Sentence coorection

    Unless he was passing on someone else's message, I would use sent.

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    Default Re: Sentence coorection

    "Conveyed me" sounds odd to me. I would say "conveyed to me."

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    Default Re: Sentence coorection

    He conveyed me a message.
    In this sentence, there is a direct object (red) and an indirect object. In English, an indirect object can be expressed using a preposition (to) shown in the second sentence:
    He conveyed a message to me.
    When it is shown with a preposition, it always comes after the direct object.

    It can also be expressed without a preposition, in which case it comes before the direct object.

    (PS: Direct objects are thing directly affected by the verb; I like to think of the direct object being "picked up" and "verb'd".
    The indirect object is the thing indirectly affected by the action of a verb, the most frequent case being the recipient of the direct object.)

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